The Dreaded “Video Phone”
If you did not grow up with a camera phone, you probably remember the days of thinking about the absolute horror of a video phone.
“Can you imagine that if when people called you at home, they could see what you look like?
The Business Value of Good Managers
If you want to positively impact the bottom line in your business, there is one thing that will make a bigger difference than almost anything else: Insist that all of your managers are good managers.
Don’t Give up on Presence
VIDEO Don’t give up on Presence
As I discussed in the video above, as leaders we need to always be thinking about how to engage and motivate our teams.
And the idea I want to talk about today is an important one because so many of us operate in geographically dispersed teams…
Just because you can’t be in the same room, doesn’t mean you can’t be present.
I’m a huge believer in succession planning. But so often, it doesn’t work.
Even when a company talks about succession planning, when there is a big job to be filled, the company goes outside.
I find it interesting is that many companies do one of two extremes when it comes to succession planning:
This idea of
Leading a High Performing Team is one of those things that sounds good on the surface…but what does it really mean in a practical sense?
Think about this in your world. What does it mean to you?
Talk vs. Action
There is a specific and unfortunately common type of corporate behavior where people substitute sounding smart in a meeting for actually contributing work.
People will come to meetings with lots of insight and data – and good intentions.
This month’s Professional Development webinar was on the topic of Leading Virtual Teams.
If you missed it you can
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Members of Azzarello group can
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How to show up when you can’t be there
Learn how to exert your presence, build your brand, and influence others, whether or not you are there!
I’m happy to announce that my TEDx talk can now be viewed online!
VIDEO “Who are your enemies?”
I have been asked that interview question for my whole life as I was growing my career.
I am recalling being in my twenties, sitting across the table from a grizzly and embittered executive who would ask me, “Who are your enemies?”
When I would fail to produce a list of enemies, the interviewer would look at me with disdain, like I was the most irrelevant person on the planet, implying, “How can you claim to be competent if you haven’t made powerful enemies?”
That scene seems so ridiculous to me now.
Why are we here?
In pretty much every company I work with, people complain about meetings. Too many meetings, useless meetings, a waste of time, I don’t really need to be there…
While you can’t improve the quality of every meeting you are invited to, you can improve the quality of the ones that you run with your staff.
Lately I have been having a lot of conversations with clients about leadership and delegating.
Delegating is one of the most important things that effective leaders do.
But I have been noticing a stumbling block with some leaders when it comes to delegating that is a bit of a paradox.